tooth extractionDental problems are never fun. If you’re worried about an upcoming tooth extraction, it’s important that you do everything you can to make the procedure go without complications or difficulties. Here are some tips to help your tooth extraction go well and to avoid infections and pain afterward.

Before:

Before any major dental procedure, you should consult with your dentist and see if there is anything you can do to help. Let them know about any medications you are currently taking and if you have a history of any serious medical conditions like heart issues or an impaired immune system. Also, you should try and avoid foods and liquids in the hours that lead up to your extraction.

During:

The procedure itself is the easiest part, at least for you. All you have to do is relax and stay calm. Trust the dentist and the entire dental care team. They are looking out for your best interests and are trained professionals. Communicate with your dentist if you're experiencing severe pain during the procedure and he or she will adjust accordingly.

After:

After the extraction, it's your job to get plenty of rest. While you are resting, you should pay attention to any swelling or excessive bleeding and monitor your pain levels. You can expect minor discomfort, swelling, and light bleeding, but if it’s anything more than that, call your dentist. In addition to monitoring your progress and resting, you should slowly start getting back into your normal routine. Brush very lightly at a 45-degree angle toward your gum line and gently move the bristles back and forth. Don’t rinse out your mouth for at least 24 hours, either. Also, only eat soft, liquid-based foods for a few days after your dental procedure.

Talk to your dentist if you want to move forward with dental implants or other cosmetic solutions, too. There are affordable dentures and implants you can have put in that look great.

No one wants to have their teeth pulled, but as long as you’re careful and do what you’re supposed to before, during, and after the procedure, you’ll be fine. If you want to learn more about tooth extractions or other dental procedures, contact Aegis Dental today.

dental careDentures are incredibly common in the United States, and about 15% of the edentulous population has dentures created for them every year. These teeth replacements should be cared for just as you would for your regular teeth; however, there is some dental care misinformation swirling around the Internet that can compromise your oral hygiene. To prevent this, here are some straightforward denture care tips any wearer should follow!

  • Never let your dentures dry out
    Dry dentures are incredibly uncomfortable and if dry they won't be able to work properly. Dentures must be kept moist at all times or else they will warp and be ruined. Make sure to keep them in a denture cleanser soaking solution at all times when you are not wearing them, and stay far, far away from hot water for cleaning purposes.
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  • Brush and floss them regularly
    As mentioned before, it is crucial that you treat your dentures as if they were your real teeth. This includes brushing and flossing them daily as this will remove food and plaque that can cause discoloration.
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  • Don't forget about your tongue and roof of your mouth
    When you brush your dentures, make sure to brush the roof of your mouth and your tongue as well. Not only will this remove any leftover food and plaque, it will stimulate circulation which will keep your mouth tissues healthy.
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  • Never hesitate to call your dentist
    If one of your dentures breaks, has a chip, or suffers from a broken tooth, make sure to go to your dentist right away.You will need a trained professional to repair them, so please do not attempt to yourself as they are quite fragile pieces.

     
  • Schedule regular dental appointments
    While the needs of each patient do vary, it is crucial that you go and visit your dentist about once every six months or so to ensure your dental hygiene is properly taken care of. This is so your dentist can ensure a proper fit, clean your remaining teeth, and look for signs of oral disease.


Make sure to follow these dental care tips so you will have sparkling dentures every single day!

If you are interested in learning more about affordable dentures and what they can do for your smile, make sure to call our dentists today and set up an appointment!

denturesAnxiety and dental issues are closely related and each issue often leads to the other. Whether it's just being nervous about taking care of your teeth, constantly thinking that something is wrong with your oral health, or needing dentures, anxiety and nerves can lead to serious issues among people of any age.

Here are some common oral issues relating to anxiety.

  • Nervousness about your physical appearance -- Roughly 18% of people admit that they purposely hide their teeth in photos. If you're worried about your teeth, you could potentially develop a serious issue with your own appearance and will constantly attempt to your conceal your teeth in pictures, while you're eating, and even as you try and hold back your smile.

  • Constantly grinding your teeth -- Another anxiety-related oral issue is teeth grinding. This is a nervous tick for many people but it can eventually lead to much more serious teeth issues. Even if the reason you're grinding your teeth has nothing to do with your oral health in the first place, after a while, it will cause severe damage.

  • Obsessively worrying about losing your teeth -- Another common fear is worrying about losing teeth or having them randomly fall out of your mouth. Whether you've lost a tooth in the past or not, this is still a major cause of concern for many people.

  • Acid reflux and additional tooth damage -- Although anxiety can't directly cause acid reflux, it can make you much more susceptible to this problem and lead to further enamel damage.

  • Neglecting dental care and oral hygiene -- When people start having problems with their teeth and begin feeling anxious about their smile, sadly, many people stop caring for their teeth altogether. This can lead to horrible problems, which is why it's important to seek professional dental assistance no matter what.

  • Having an extremely dry mouth -- Anxiety and dental issues can also lead to dry mouth, which can cause further damage to your mouth.

Although dental implants may seem scary, they are a safe and easy way to improve your smile. If you want to learn more about the anxieties involved with major dental issues or find some affordable dentures, talk to professional and trusted dentists. At Angola Dental and Aegis Dental, we offer free oral sedation and same-day surgery and dentures so you never have to go a day without your smile.

dental implantsTeeth problems can strike at any time and to anyone. Even if you take great care of your teeth, regularly see dentists, and only eat healthy foods, you could still end up losing your teeth over time. Sadly, more than 30 million American adults are missing all of their teeth in either one or both jaws.

Dental implants are a great solution to major teeth loss, however, and can help you get that beautiful smile back that you've been missing. Dealing with dentures for the first time can feel a little strange, though, but as long as you're taking good care of yourself and continuing to regularly visit professional dentists, you should be fine.

Here are a few things you can do to get used to having dental implants.

  1. Continue to give your mouth a workout so your jaw won't lock
    It's important to regularly exercise your cheek muscles so you can strengthen your mouth and new implants. Because the muscles in your mouth are essential in the food chewing process, it's important that you properly work them out so you'll be able to eat with your new teeth. The best way to stretch your cheek muscles is to hold a real big smile for 10 to 15 seconds. (If you have serious cheek pain every time you do this, contact your dentist immediately).
  2. Early on, rinse your mouth with warm salt water
    Your mouth knows when something foreign like a new implant is inside it, so you have to be careful during the adjustment period after a new implant. It's important to protect your mouth in the days, weeks, and years that follow your new implants. In the few days that follow, be sure to regularly wash your mouth out with warm salt water to help alleviate any sore spots in your mouth. Be sure to rinse very gently, however, as you don't want to cause any damage.
  3. Don't be afraid to call your dentist
    Don't worry about bothering your dentist because it's their job to help you and they'll be more than happy to offer their assistance. If you are experiencing any major pain or strange issues with your teeth, simply contact your dentist and let them know. They will either tell you not to worry or schedule an appointment with you.

Living with dental implants doesn't have to be difficult. Make sure you take care of your teeth and yourself afterward and stay in contact with your dentist. If you want to learn more or are in need of a tooth extraction, contact Trusted Dentistry today.

tooth extractionWhether you're in need of having your wisdom teeth taken out, which is a very common procedure that is performed on 5 million Americans each year, or having a serious problem with a tooth or two, tooth extraction might be your best bet. The extraction process has become more common and is much less invasive than in previous years.

If you have an extraction procedure coming up, it's okay to feel a little scared. But there is really nothing to worry about. Hopefully these reasons will help ease your mind about your upcoming tooth extraction.

There Are Not As Painful As They Used to Be
Because of the innovations within the dental industry over the last few years the extraction procedure is virtually painless. In the past, removing a tooth involved a lot of pain and would be difficult for the patient to sit through an entire procedure. But now, it's extremely quick, involves only a minor amount of aftercare, and is pretty much painless. The only pain involved, for the most part, is the pain that you'll feel before you actually schedule your extraction. The tooth in question will cause much more pain than the removal process and you'll feel almost immediate relief after the tooth is extracted.

There Are Great Options Available After Your Procedure
Even if you have to have multiple, or even all, of your teeth extracted due to serious dental issues, there are plenty of options that you can choose after your procedure to get back to having a healthy, strong, and attractive smile. If you are lacking a high number of teeth, you might want to consider dentures. There are quality affordable dentures you can find that will make your mouth look great. If you only have a few missing teeth, however, dental implants are your best bet because they have the exact look and feel of original teeth.

Dentists Will Provide You With Everything You Need to Know
Our experienced dentists will help you understand exactly what the procedure consisted of and what you're going to need to do in the following days, weeks, and months after your extraction. You'll learn about what kinds of painkillers you'll be prescribed and when to take them, how to properly control any bleeding with gauze, and you'll also learn best practices on how to give your body some rest and provide your mouth with plenty of time to heal.

If you are still worried about your upcoming tooth extraction, call our office and talk to our dental team about the procedure. Just remember to stay calm and enjoy your new smile!

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